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.6 billion payment to the government. they were expected to make the payment on sunday. the cash is supposed to fund health care benefits for retirees. if congress doesn't act soon, mail delivery could be drastically cut. >>> turning our attention to the race for the white house. both mitt romney and president obama will be in ohio today. >> both candidates plan to make stops in the cleveland and toledo areas. governor romney will also make a stop near columbus. tara mergener has more. >> reporter: by bus or by plane, for mitt romney and paul ryan, this election could come down to one state. >> oh. oh! >> ohio. >> works every time. >> reporter: ohio is one of the key swing states in this election and today romney and president obama will be battling for attention there, but the latest cbs news poll swing state shows romney with some ground to make up. the poll just out this morning has president obama up ten points in the buckeye state. he had a six-point lead before the conventions. >> we don't like it. we're not going back. >> reporter: the numbers are similar in florida where the presiden
event of course is friday when the government releases the unemployment report for september. the previous reports shows the economy added just 96,000 jobs in august while the unemployment rate fell slightly to 8.1% because more people stopped looking for work. as for stocks it was a weak finish to a strong quarter on wall street. checking the numbers, the dow stands this morning at 13,437, but it fell about 49 points on friday. it rose 4% for the entire quarter. nasdaq lost 20 points on friday, rallied more than 6% from july through september. and the s&p 500 was off by 6 and gained almost 6% in the third quarter. >>> also investors are waiting on the minutes from the latest federal reserve meeting. policymakers decided to keep rates at record lows through 2015 and buy back more bonds to jump start the economy. we're seeing mortgage rates falls as a result. >>> amazon's paperweight e- reader goes on sale this month. it's the latest investigation of the -- version of the kindle to goes head to head with the barnes and noble nook. we'll have to see how the sales figures are. >
and the pandas were given to the u.s. by the chinese government. >> they're very, very cute. >> reporter: dr. smith is a psycho therapist from georgetown and says pandas' almost universal appeal has to do with not just how cute they. >> reporter: they're absolutely adorable. >> reporter: but how they invoke the fondness of childhood memories. >> the soft, cuddly, cute look of the panda brings back childhood memories. they gave us a sense of fun and play we all need in our lives. >> reporter: in case you're hoping to get that sense of fun and play sometime soon, the panda exhibit at the national zoo is expected to remain closed for about another week. matt jablow, 9news now. >>> it's 4:35. here's a look at some other stories making news now. a wildfire in san diego county, california has turned deadly. fire officials found the body of an elderly man inside a house destroyed by the fire. the man was originally reported missing. officials believe he simply refused to leave his home when the evacuation order was put in place. so far the fire has destroyed 20 homes in a rural area near the mexica
in a general strike wednesday. they're all rallying against government spending cuts and tax hikes. police had to use tear gas when this of the protests became violent. >>> egyptian president morsi addressed the general assembly for the first time. he addressed the war in syria. >> we have more on the address and the protest against iran's president. >> reporter: egypt's newly elected president praised his country's revolution during his first appearance at the u.n. general assembly. >> today every egyptian shares a sense of self-confidence. >> reporter: he called for the world to step in to end the violence in syria. >> we all have to move the world over to put an end to this tragedy. it is a tragedy of the age. >> reporter: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad challenged the dominance of world powers in his final address at u.n. the united states and israel have pledged to do what they must to prevent tehran from developing a nuclear weapon. >> continued threats by the uncivilized -- [indiscernible] -- to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter r
, beverly. >>> with all the weather extremes happening right here and all around the country, one government organization decided it was time to take action. >> meteorologist erica grow has more information on a proposed weather commission. >> reporter: today's congressional briefing was designed to shine a light on an ever present problem, the unpredictability of weather. >> we as a nation are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of extreme weather. >> reporter: that's why the university corporation for research proposed a commission that would look for a solution. today's congressional briefing is a renewed effort to make weather information more accessible and understandable by utilizing a white range of today's technology. >> people are using weather information in new and increasingly valuable ways. they're using it extensively to do things they never did before. >> being able to cut down on false alarms, that has a huge impact on the public but really allowing them to understand what they can do to weatherproof themselves. >> reporter: a four-member expert panel concluded th
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